Bug 68102 - sendmail startup produces error after installation
Summary: sendmail startup produces error after installation
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Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: limbo
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Blocks: 67218
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-07-06 11:38 UTC by Thomas M Steenholdt
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:43 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-26 18:06:44 UTC
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Description Thomas M Steenholdt 2002-07-06 11:38:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
At the first reboot after installation, at sendmail startup, an error regarding
"virtusertable.db" is displayed saying "clock skew detected - build may be

It tried rebooting immediately to see if this was a one timer - but it showed again.
After having my system running for some time, the error message is no longer
producet at boot.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install RH Limbo
2.watch the screen as services are starting noticing the sendmail error

Actual Results:  An error is displayed on the screen

Expected Results:  No error should be displayed on the screen

Additional info:

Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2002-07-11 11:21:06 UTC
I think this is due to the timesettings during installation. Any
recommondations on how this should be fixed?


Florian La Roche

Comment 2 Peter van Egdom 2002-08-01 18:58:03 UTC
I've experienced a similar problem. Here's my timezone configuration :

[peterve@limbo-pc /]$ cat /etc/sysconfig/clock

When I first booted Red Hat Linux - Limbo (beta 2) 7.3.93, I got the message

"Sendmail.cf heeft een wijzigingstijd in de toekomst
  (2002-07-31 00:08:54 > 2002-07-30 22:52:28) Your build may be incomplete."

(which means in English : Sendmail.cf has a modification time in the future..."

It looks like the "sendmail.cf" file is being generated from the "sendmail.mc"
file during installation.

My guess is that this generation of "sendmail.cf" takes probably place before
the timezone configuration screen, which cause the warning during the first boot.

The second time when booted, some time has passed and the system time has passed
the modification time of "sendmail.cf".

Time can be a strange experience. :-)

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-08-19 18:47:24 UTC
We can't change this this late in the release cycle.  Will revisit setting time
during the install for a future release

Comment 4 Peter van Egdom 2002-10-29 21:57:44 UTC
Bug still occurs with Red Hat Linux 8.0.
Please reopen and assign bug to product Red Hat Linux 8.0.

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-26 18:06:44 UTC
Should be happier in our current betas.

Comment 6 Thomas M Steenholdt 2003-02-26 18:42:47 UTC
I havn't seen this in Phoebe, I would have noticed! Thanks!

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